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 !  Volume VI.   No. l!\  NEW DENVER, 3. C, FEBRUARY 2, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  I V  :5w!   S  m  ,1 ;  i 'Ji  if I  *$���  i  I   i  1      !  r  SLOGAN GA/HP NEWS  WEARY    OF    HIS    CONTRACT.  HOBS    VV    SKREN'KI/V.  f. r  Hovlck   is in  tin?   IT. S.   Suvjr  Wishes Ho AVi?ro Out of it.  aild  LOCAL   CHIT-CHAT.  ""Miss Edith Yates left on Monday for  Yale, where she will attend school.'  John L. Retallack is able to be  around with the aid of crutches, at San  Pedro. Cal.  ��� .Wm.   Kirkwood   and wife,  left   on  . Monday   for   the   Boundary   country.  They will locate at Greenwood or Grand  Forks.  ��� The report is in circulation of a horrible slide at Rogers Pass, on the C^P.R.,  Tuesday night, and that 50 lives are  supposed to be lost.  The Paystreak states that "Chinese  culinary mechanics are employed at the  Dardanelles," and adds that <rthere are  some dangerous bluffs in that neighborhood." ���: ^  The appointment of H. N. Coursier,  of[ Kamloops, to be registrar of the  County Court of Kootenay, holden at  Revelstoke, vice John D. Sibbald, has  been gazetted.  '; -. The people of Windermere have sent  in to the Government a requisition to  have provision made for the construction of a bridge over the Columbia river  at. Salmon Beds.  The young people of the English  church "are preparing a musical treat  .or Friday evening, February 10. It  will be given in Bosun hall, and is in  iid of the church building fund.  ^ A. Cameron, well-known in connection with hotel-keeping at Nelson.where  Jae resided for. some years,..has lett for  ���Greenwood, where he will assume control of the Rossland Hotel there,  f Seattle papers contain the notice of  rhe'marriage of H. T. Shelton and Mrs.  3-ladys Waller, both of Vancouver. Mr.  Shelton is well-known as the founder of  the furniture business of Shelton & Co.,  Vancouver.  Word has been received from Jas.  Merino, that he has taken unto himself  ' a wife, and will return to New Denver  in a few weeks. He failed to reach his  native land, only going' as far as Colorado, where a brother and sister reside.  The judgment in the suit of Spencer  vs. Harris, involving- the title lo the  lai~g-e part tof the townsite of Sandon,  and J. M. Harris'right to collect ground  rent therefor,was given by the Supreme  Court last Friday in favor of the defendant.  The C. P.R's second transfer barge wi 11  be ready for commission on Kootenay  lake in a month. It will have a capacity  of 15 .cars, and with the present barges  in use will enable the company to move  34 cars a day between Kootenay Landing and Nelson.  The All Star English Specialty Company will give two performances at  Bosun hall this week, I' riday and Saturday nights. Feb. 3 and 4. This company is said to put up an excellent  specialty performance, and will undoubtedly have good audiences at both  performances.  Friendly suits are being entered  against Messrs. Turner and McPhillips,  late members ifor Victoria, for the recovery of the penalty prescribed for  illegally sitting and voting as members  of the Legislature. In each case the  amount, specified is 83,000. the said  gentlemen having occupied their seats  for six days.  Martin's All Star Athletic andVau-  diville Co. will appear at the Bosun  Opera House to-night (Thursday); The  company comprises experts in the manly art of self defence, among them is  P W. Barrett, the. champion welter  weight of Ontario, and Will McDonald,  champion welter'weight of Montana;  also  a  hrst-class  Yaudiville entertain-  SLOCAN   MINERAL   FLOAT.  Ten inches of ore has been encountered on the Palmito, Sandon.  E. F. Lloyd, of Silverton, has been  appointed local agent < for the Galena  Mines.  The Bosun shipped 120 tons in January, and will equal or surpass that mark  ^"February.  The Silver mountain properties that  are being worked report no new developments this week.  The Last Chance shippedfsix car loads  of ore last week : the Reco 20 tons and  Trade Dollar 16 tons.  The Snap claim, adjoining the Lucky  Jim. is being worked by Rolellard and  Collins on an l8:month's lease.  The Marion will make a 20 ton ship  ment this   week.   The . shipment has  been delayed owing to the soft weather  last week.  A few days ago a letter was receivep  by Andrew Jaeobson from his cousin, Ji;  P Hovik, who was a resident of New  Denver up to a few months prior to the  Spanish-American war. He tells of hif  movements since leaving here, and of  the part he took in the late war. He  saya:  "From the heading of the letter you  will understand that I have drifted into  ii   Hewitt Bostock PntK in mi  Appearance to  Prove Hiw Kxlr*t<*n<'��.  ,   There   is  a   sage's remark   that  expresses it.    It is about a bad penny.  Early last week it became mooted  about that the Hon Hewitt Bostock was  about to put in an appearance at New  Denver. On Thursday the honorable  M..P. turned up as serenely as of old,  and in the evening" he relieved himself  of some of that eloquence he has been  sprinkling so sparingly about the Koot  ! TOR R ENS SYSTEM  the navv, which place I am verv tired. O���oir ���f ]nra  of, and heartily wish I  were out of itTl e"a-> ��! late  I will tell vou'how I came here.    You'll    Ml'-  Bostock   has always   been   ex-  know  when I left   Denver I went to1*trerne]y fortunate m his visits to New  Chicago where I stayed for:a couple of  (Denver.    Every time he has come here  days'looking round!' ~As 1 coufdnJt"findIt,here has   bee"   a   bun fiSht on' or H  out 280 tons of ore  hundred tons were  &S. road and 180 bv  The Payne sent  last   week.    One  shipped via the K.  the.C. P. R.  The Trade Dollar, Sandon, shipped 20  tons last week. One hundred tons will  be shipped in February. Seven men  are employed.  Fourteen inches of clean ore is showing lin the face of the' drift on the  Soverign, Sandon. A car load was  shipped last week.  It is , reported that" Dick Shea has  transferee! ~ his interest in Rambier-  Carriboo mine to Messrs. Coolidge, Mc-  CUine and Adams.  Ore shipments from the big- Four  Mile properties last week amounted to  six car loads. Five of these were sent  from the Wakefield and one from the  Vancouver  The Comstock is at present employing -25 men. The Emily Edith employs  19, and as soon as shipments are made,  anything that suited ine there Iwent  to Detroit, Mich.   I made up my mind'  there to ship in the  U. S.  navy, and  went on board a vessel bound for Cleveland, 0    I then road from Cleveland to;  Erie,   Pa., in a box car, because, my  funds were getting low, and I wouldn't  ride on a passenger train.   I reached-  Erie in due time, and there shipped for j  one year in the U. S. navy on board the  gunboat Michigan, which ship I was in  ten days    With sixty other men I was  sent to Lague Island Navy  Yard on  board the receivingship Richmond, and  on the 2nd of June I went on board the  torpedo boat destroyer Dorothea, which  vessel was just from Cramp's shipyard.  She left   Philadelphia on the 12th of  .June for Santiago de Cuba, but as our  engines   broke  down   off    Fryingpan  shoals we had to limp into Port Royal,  S.C., for repairs.   We finally got ready  and sailed for Key West. El. ��� We were  now too late to join Admiral Sampson's  fleet and so sailed for Havana to block'-  ade;that.port.   We kept:it up^~Betw-e^;!  Havana;"Matanzas'"ana^ Garaehasia'rra''  which will be in a few weeks, the force  will be increased.  Recent work on the Royal Fivegroup,  adjoining- the Mollie Huges, has developed a strong dry ore ledge two feet in  thickness. The tunnel is in 28 feet and  the ledge is well defined, free from both  walls.  The concentrator of the Comstock  Mines, Four Mile, was started up on  the 1st of February. It has a capacity  of 60 tons per day and will add about  two car loads of ore from Silverton per!  week.  Messrs. Hicks and Barber have discontinued work on the Mary Durham,  adjoining the Pinto, one of the Mollie  Hughes'group. They report a good  showing and are firmly impressed with  the great value of their property.  F. C. Green, of Nelson, has transferred the Alberta Fraction mineral claim,  every time our coal supply got low; we  returned to Key West.  We were ashore  twice but did not encounter anything.  One day we shot and killed '0 Spaniards  from our ship with rapidfire and machine guns, with  which our boat was  well supplied.    She carried four Hotch-  ciss six-pounders, and two three-pounders,    four    one-pounders    and    some  automatic and a Gattling gun���a good  battery for a little boat 218 feet long.  After the war I was drafted into  the  collier Cassius (formerly Rhoesia of the  Hamburg American  line), which ship  was to go to  Manilla  with coal  for the  battleships   Oregon   and    Iowa.     We  went as nir as  Bahia, Brazil, and came  back from  there and laid her up here  (Norfolk. Va )  in  the  navy yard.    As  she was a hard ship we were all glad to  get out of her.   I got rated as cockswain  in her and   I am  now as such  on   this  ship, the cruiser Badger, which is ready  to leave   port   next Saturday   for San  Francisco.    She  is  a  big  boat  with a  lot of guns and  men.    We are about  300 hustled together, and you ought to  see them when all. the terriers are at  the messtable.    It is a  sight   to  look  upon."  .  A    STARTLING     VIEW     OF     THINGS.  tdance or some local entertainment that  |has gathered the people together for  (the evening, and in every instance the  ''evening's "entertainment    has     been  prefaced by Mr Bostock's.remarks.    In  his address Thursday night he recited  ;hothing startling    He referred gracefully to the remarkable progress and  growth of New Denver and contrasted  the large building in which he now was  j;with the smaller ones of nearly three  :years ago when  he first made friends  Irtwith a New Denver audience.    Touching on the policy of the Government  fwhich he supported, he showed that the  Jblue ruin predictions of its opponents  after last election had not come true,  ���and produced figures on the expansion  ipf trade to prove the case.   He showed  Jibe loyalty of the party to the imperial  Spirit animating all parts of, our Anglo-  Saxon empire by its efforts in securing  ithe^abrogation of   the   Belgium and  ���l&erman most  favored nation treaties,  ndfl-the   preferential  tariff   to   Great  ��iltain"s;iniports.   He alluded -briefly  SpieMia^reeeptib^gl^fr STr  situated on Craig mountain, on the  north fork of the Salmon river, to the  British Canadian Gold Fields Exploration, Development & Investment Company, Limited.  ment  by  clever   comedians,   vocalists  and dancers.    Popular prices  ANOTHKK    SLIDK     FATALITY.  A cubic foot of lead ore weighs 074  pounds. Thus a vein of galena one foot  wide, six feet high and six feet long  will produce 16,582 pounds; or a vein  one and a half inches wide will net one  ton to the fathom, three inches wide two  tons, six inches wide four tons. etc.  J. Bernard 'Homey and F. Lynch, of  Nelson, have taken a working- bond and  lease on the Alberta mineral claim, situate about one mile southeast of Ainsworth. Work will be commenced at  once. They are now engaged in sorting the ore on the dump for shipment  to the Hall Mines smelter.  Last   Thursday  o'clock when the men  about    7  employed at the  Ajax mine, above Sandon. won-, eugag-j  ed in removing a small snow sli le that i  had lodged close to the cabins, another  and heavier slide came down from  above and caught one man, Win Sid-j  dons, and carried him to his death. As j  the slide is still very dangerous a search j  for his body could not be made. Sid-j  dons was ia native of California, and;  has only been in the employ of the Ajax j  for about J.5 days, coming to this camp l  from Rossland a short time ago. Somoj  letters   found   among   his   possessions  Five feet o: concentrating ore; has  been struck in the No. 7 tunnel on the  Noble Five, about 5U0 feet from the surface. The ore will mill six to one,which  will give a concentrated value of 110  ounces silver and ~>0 per cent. lead.  Work is being forced in the drift to  show the extent of the ore body encountered.  Yukon     Fisheries.  ii-ave addresses of relatives in California,  and Texas, to whom wires have been  sent iif his death.   .  The Climax, on Crawford creek, was  bonded to  John H.  Scott,  of   London,  The Florence, an ad-  was bonded to the same  Eng.. for S5,00u  joining property  party for ?7,000.  A  report  has  been   received  at  thej  Fisheries   Department  from  a  former I  member of the departmental staff,  now !  resident  in   Dawson,  dealing with the;  question of the  fisheries  of the   \ ukon ;  and   tributary   streams.    It  comprises j  the  lirsf   accurate   information   on   the I  subject, and corrects an entirely errone-1  oi;s impression  as   to   the value of the :  : Yukon    fisheries   as   a. mo;:us of  food j  | supply.     The   information,   based   mi ;  j knowledge of the facts after visits paid'i  j to all the.  larger  streams  ami lakes, is \  j that there, is a very considorablo variety ['  : of fish life, including' such   well-known ,'  Bishop Potter  startled the members  of the church  temperance society at a  meeting in the Waldorf-Astoria  hotel,  New York, last week.    In his address  he said the saloon was a necessity under  the present condition of affairs.   Joseph  H. Choate, in a speech, took the opposite  view.   The meeting- was held to gather  money for the prosposed Squirrel'Inn, a  temperance establishment for the Bowery, where the working  people can go  and spend their evenings.    Bishop Potter was to speak upon "The Church and  Intemperance,  but he confined himself  wholly to the saloon as a social necessity.  "We may abuse it,'- he said, "anathematize it, but it is a necessity as far  as social intercourse, relaxation and refreshments are necessities.    The saloon  exists because you and 1 have given our  brother no better things.   It is the truth  ;  You who belong to the so-called favored I  classes,  have our clubs.    But the  poor,  man  cannot  afford  SloO a  year  for a  club,  and  so   he frequents the saloons. ;  Let  there  be  no  mistake;.;     The  man i  who  keeps   a   saloon   defends  it,  and'  justly,  as the poor man's  club.    There:  are  more poor than rich, more saloons '  than  clubs.    (Jan  any .one   blame  the!  man who keeps the saloon and who says  it's the poor man's club?   Can any one  blame the poor laboring man, weary of  his day's  work,  because,  he leaves h.s  squalid  home,  his wife,   his  squealing  children,  and   seeks   in    the   brightly  lighted, comfortable saloon   the society  of congenial companions?''  WilfridLaurier in England aFthejubi-  ilee and its; beneficial results in attracting notice to Canada.   On the tariff he  showed how the imports had increased  with a reduction of imports, and of the  happy position of the finance minister  in being able to show a surplus where  the country had hitherto known nothing  but   deficits.   He spoke with pride of  the wonderful and masterful handling  of the postal  department of Hon.   Mi-.  Mulock  who,   while  not   in any way  Isssening the efficiency of the  service  but  in many   ways   bettering it,  had  reduced a deficit in  this department of  8700,000 to if.K',000     He referred to the  great and radical changes in that department,  of imperial penny postage,  two cent domestic postage, postal' note  system, etc., and all  those boons given  with less cost to the country than form- j  or ordinary methods.   He took up the  franchise act showing how the Govern-1  ment had redeemed  its promise,  done  away with the expense of maintaining i  separate  lists   and   given   every  man j  with a provincial vote a Dominion vote  also.   On the railway  policy he spoke  of the enterprise of the Liberal Government  in  securing the construction of  the'Crow's Nest Pass Railway.  In the matter of a Canadian mint he  said he was impressed with the necessity of a branch of the English mint in  one of the cities of the cost, because  miners as a rule would rather deposit  their gold withagovernment institution  and receive in exchangegoldcoin, than  go to the banks and sell it For this  reason, and in order to prevent the gold  from the Klondike going to the States.  he thought a mint should be established, and that it should coin said gold  into English crowns, which, if you  please, might have a distinguishing  mark upon them. He. was convinced  that the system of bank notes now in  vofiue was good enough for Canada,  and that there was no real necessity for j  a mint, but as a matter of accommoda- j  tion for the miners he believed a mint i  should be established. Asked if he was:  in favor of silver coinage along with  gold, he saiil he certainly was, and.if a  mint should be. established he would j  use his best efforts to secure such coin- \  age laws. j  After the speech the dance proceeded. |  and the band played on. ;  Concerning the Turrens system of  registration, which is now receiving the  attention of the Provincial Legislature,  with a view to its adoption in this Province, a Nelson Tribune representative  secured an interview with S. S. Taylor,  Q.C, who practised under the Torrens  system for several years in the North-  West Territories. In speaking of the  Torrens system, Mr. Taylor said that it  had many advantages, and there could  be no objection raised to it upon the  ground that its introduction would entail any very great expenditures.  Under the system of registration  at  present followed  in this' Province no  original deeds or papers are kept in the  registry office.    'I he originals in every  case   were   returned   to   the   nominal  owner and a  mere   abstract   kept on  record     When any one desires to purchase a  piece of   land   the  intending  purchaser is obliged to trace the title  right back to the crown grant,although  the same may  be  100 years old.   The  work of proving* the title is thrown upon  the purchaser entirely.   He must see  that the chain.of title is perfect, and  that  all   mortgages, transfers, entails  and every other dealing has not only  been removed from the register, but  also that they have been  properly put  on.    All   the risk   in   making   such a  search  is thrown upon the purchaser!  The principle of the Torrens system is  to bring the title to land right up to the  hist document issued,, so that;any peiv  son wishing to purchase will ohlyr have  tirement of the greenbacks provision  is, for the first five years, an amount  equal to the increase" of national bank  notes issued subsequent to the taking  effect of the act, 20 per cent, to be retired annually during the next five years,  and greenbacks to cease to be legai  tender at the end of 10 years. Gold and  currency certificates are to be canceled  as paid and not reissued: no national  bank notes under $10, and no silver  certificates over 85, are to be issued.  . The tax on national banks is to be  changed from the circulation to one-  tenth of one percent, on capital, surplus  and undivided profits.  YMIK   MINES.  to\searchrW-fche4ast-^  ,ership, the  government  guaranteeing  that the title"conveyed in the certificate  of ownership is absolutely correct. In  oi der to do this the government has an  assurance fund, in connection with the  system. When a piece of property is  registered under the Torrens system,  the government. imposes a fee of one-  fifth of one per cent, of the value of the  property so registered,and a fee of one-  fifth of one per cent upon the increased  value of the property for any subsequent transfer. The object of this  fund is to protect the innocent purchaser from any mistake which may be  made by the employees of the government in their dealings with the titles  If after a title has been registered under  the Torrens system it turns out'that  there has been some error the government makes good the damage or loss to  the holder of the certificate of ownership under the Torrens system.  The   new   system   will   probably  be  carried   out   as   follows:    Every ' title,  issued by the, crown  after the adoption  of the   system   will   be  declared  to be  under the Torrens system,  and every  title   already   issued   can be  brought  under the system  by  application.    To  secure   registration   under    the   new  system the'holders  of titles will  here-  quired to prove,  their title back to the  crown grant.    If they  can do   this the  registrar will issue to them a certificate  of absolute ownership,  which  becomes  their title,  and all  former deeds and  papers dealing-  with  the property  will  be retained in the registry office.  It   will  doubtless be optional to  the  I holders of real property  whether they  | register under the  new system or not.  J but the advantages  of so doing will be  i so apparent, that it  can   be.  but a ques-  j tion of time until the Torrens system of  j registration comes into general use.  The Tamarac mine, near Ymir, made  another shipment of 30 tons of ore to  the Nortliport smelter last week. The  value of the shipment was SI,134, of  which all save S84 was in gold values.  The Dundee mill was opened last  week in the presence of a large number  of visitors. It is expected to keep the  mill constantly running, as there is a  large quantity of concentrating ore on  the dump,and plenty of ore in sight.  The Second Relief mine, near Erie,  has commenced shipping, the ore go- '.  ing o out by the outport of Waneta.  During the"present week 38 tons have'  been entered at the customs for export  the value of which was SI,558. The ore  carries, two ounces of gold and one  ounce of silver to the tdn:;:;';:  llit;'"         """ ""  close  February from the six shipping mines,'  viz.-: ;"Ymirj Dundee, Porto : Rico;  Tamarac, Blackcock and Fern. In the  summer there will also have to be taken  into calculation the Fairmont, Bullion,  Wilcox, Big Hora (Simcoe) and Union  Jack, all of which will be shippers.���  Ymir Miner.  Ko8Hland    and   Lake   Superior.  SI LVF.lt    DEMONRTIZ ATION.  Under the methods of mining now in  vogue it will  be entirely possible to  operate   the    mines of Rossland to a  depth of at least 6,000 feet.   Already in  the Lake Superior copper mines, where  conditions are similar to  those prevailing here, plants arc being installed of a  size that will  enable the mines to be  worked  to a depth of 6,000 feet at a  lower cost than has hitherto  been possible in  the upper drifts.   It is becoming paradoxically true that the deeper  the mine the cheaper it is worked.    On  comparing-  the   state of the Rossland  mines with those of the Lake Superior  district, it becomes  more than ever apparent that,   great as the local mines  are, they are still in their infancy.   The  War Eagle, which has been stoped only  to a depth of 250 feet has been worked  to merely one-twenty-fifth of its available   resources  when   compared   with  some   of   the   Lake    Superior   mines,  There is no question  that the veins of  Rossland   camp go   down indefinitely  and it cannot be'a question   that the  size and values of the ore bodies will  extend clown at least equally with their  present showing.   On  that   basis,  the  War Eagle if worked  only to the 6,000-  foot level will produce the sum total of  $42,500,0000.  Want    It    modified.  Hill   Heported   to   the   U. S.  to Stop   Dollar Coinage.  wmi; rens  ('iiniida'M  'rue    Destiny,  The politicians  continue to  harp  tion.  as  though  were a   lot   of  wisluv. wen-  matter at al  Last week the. house coinage.weights  and ' measure;, committee, by a stricj  party vote, ordered a favorable report-  on the substitute, for the. Hull bill to fix  the standard of value in the i'nited  States and for other purposes.  The bill provides, in substances, that  the standard oi value in the Lnited  States shall be the. gold dollar; that all  contracts existing and in future shall  Ik; eompuled in reference to that stand-  A Seattle dispatch states that the  recent passage of the act by the Provincial Legislature prohibiting- aliens  from securing- placer mining claims in  the Province has called forth many protests from Americans directly interested in the development of the Lake Atlin  mining district, and an effort is now  being 'made to secure a modification of  the law. At ;i meeting of Alaskan  citizens it w;is decided to send tiie following telegram to (Governor Brady, of  Alaska, who is now in Washington :  ���'Two hundred citizens  of Alaska in  of  the  United States j  on Canadian annexa- j  the  Canadian   people jard; that,  there ahall  be established in j convention assembled  here do  request  'hillipinos   and   their;  not to be considered in the j  W. Burke (.'oehr.-u;, in a i  Eighty tons of ore were  Whitewater   last .weeir."  Jackson: shipped    ffi,  and  water 01.  -hipped from  Of thn ;l;'i'e  -the" White-'  vaiiiejijys.  as   while    fish,   Buffalo   fish,  j^nke'find   grayling   all   edible,  and   in  cases of the white fish and the grayling,  of a very superior kind  In   middle   life Shakespeare's  poetic  illusions were rudely swept away;   betrayed by his friend, be  cried for truth  and reality, for the fact, however pain-  fid.    It was this  desire which ��� brought  him to paim himself in Hamlet with ail.  liiS|impcrl'ectjons, and  with at leas; his  poP'Utia! vi.ees: it was this same, desire  that led him to'paint his mistress a��-shoj  was in the  "dark lady"  of the sonnets J  in G'ressida. and.   finally,  triumphantly,1  in   Cleopatra;   for  now   he   no  louder j  wished to   exalt   his   love   with "false!  compare."    As   Hamlet   is   his  master-j  piece among portraits  of men, so Cieo- j  patra is his masterpiece among portraits  of women ���Saturday Review  speech made in New York last week  said: "I confess I am in favor of expansion if it is meant in the right direction, in this case, everything depends  on what isuieant by the right direr! ion.  If we. want expansion, why. here to the  north of us lies a country which is a  natural part of us Why not annex  Canada ? I'd be delighted to see that  line, of custom houses beyond our border  blown into the. great lakes and our line  of terriiorv to the. north of us extended  lo Baffin's hay.  nexarioii   wkli  have it by forci  of Alsace and   !  treatment of In  trate the  fool is!  force and   i  likes us as  Deeply  Canada  of anus,  .orraine  :land but  moss  of  oerciou     Now,  me claims   she (  desire an- j  would   not  ic histories ;  is !  i  T  and I'iU'j'lam!  too wi.  annexa  if   I:  oes.  illus-  convmce  destine i-  ' 'anadiaur-  with us."  that   the  -.11  tion by  ugland  let her  r    trim  the treasury a department of issue and  redemption ; that greenbacks shall be  retired, and upon retirement gold bills  shall be substituted therefor.  No silver dollars are to be hereafter  coined except from bullion now in the  treasury; 'lie secretarv of i ln^ treasury  in his discretion, to coin silver into subsidiary coin as public urgency demands,  and the recoinage. of old. worn, uncur-  re.nt Mihsidiary coin without special  appropriation therefor: such coinage of  .bullion to bo concurrent with the retirement of treasury notes the same as if  coined into silver dollars, and the coin  age-of such subsidiary coin not to be  limited i.o .���s.'",o.no,').o(),i  There is to be. a separation of treasury  accounts between issue and financial  transactions: a gold reserve of 'Jo per  emit, ol outstaudiiig miles and treasury  notes is to be, maintained; also a live  per cent, gold reserve of the aggregate  silver dollars, and :> common fund for  the   redemption   of  all   icte^.     The re-  that you urge President McKinley and  the joint hig-h commission to use their  influence to have the British Columbia  alien exclusion act modified; that a  Pacific coast man be appointed to succeed the late Hon. Nelson Dingly on  the. joint high commission aud that said  commission hold sessions on the Pacific  coast before concluding- its labors.''  ic.   ok   v.   HAson:i;,\i)K   i;,vtt.  preparations   are  iieing  Lxlensive- pre  made by local dancers to make the  mask ball to ho given by the K of P.  lodge, in the Bosun Hall, on the. llth.-a  being-  grand success,  secn'red-'from the <  raised at 1!. o'clocl  onlv maskers will  Costumes  ���oast.    Mas  ;. aud until  occupy the  are  ks   will he  that hour  door.   The  dress 'circle is-'resorvct lor'spectators at  ">{) cents. Tickets $2 per couple, supper included, at the Newmarket : extra  supper tickets, f>o emits. THE LEDGE, KEUr DEiS VEK, B.C., FEBRUAR  *y).2/  1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES':  Three months ������?'."���;  Six       "        ��� *���?>  Twelve "          ?���"��  Thbek yeaks - - -   ���''���"  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  uoupareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  .always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  uo matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it  s hot. and we will do the rest.        ���  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscrip  tion is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2. 1899.  SCRAPS FROM THK  KDITOR'S DKSK.  Give Attorney-General Martin a  man for page, another for speaker,  and another for clerk, and he will  supply the balance to make up a  legislature.         To stop a clock it is only necessary to stop the swaying of the pendulum. It is a pity some of the friends  ���of Mr. Hewitt Bostock didn't think of  this Thursday night before the lion  orable gentleman reached the question of a Canadian mint.  We do not endorse the Attorney  General's mode"of procedure, but we  do admire his unmitigated nerve and  fighting proclivities. He has shown  the Turner people some 'political trick3  that they never had dreamed of, and  he isn't through with them yet.  . Mr. Turner will not be heard  again during the present sitting of  the Legislature, and there is no possible show for the Opposition to block  legislation. The Martin-Semlin people have everything their own way  and all legislation, good or bad, must  be credited to them.  if this resignation business keeps  up there won't be anybody in the  Legislature but Fighting Joe Martin,  the Hon. Mr. Speaker and the pages.  However, the Attorney-General is  about the whole show, anyhow, and  it makes very little difference how  many members remain in their seats.  It is provided in the South Koot-  IY railway bill, .now passing  "lgfrsne* Legislature that' "The  ipany shall be bound to carry  'over its line of railway, without  charge, all persons whose transportation would otherwise be a charge  against the Government of this Province, and all members of the Legislature." This is the first appearance  of such a condition in railway charters in this Province and is a long  step in the right direction.  And now J. Fred Hume has resigned his seat in the local Legislature,  because some government official  happened to eat a meal at the Hume  Hotel, Nelson, and paid for it. The  Honorable Minister of Mines holds  some stock in said hotel, but is in no  way connected with its management.  This tomfoolery may be in accordance  with the letter of the law, but there  ought to be some way of getting over  the technicality without putting the  Province to the expense of holding  new elections in the several constituencies.    When a painter runs across a color  he doesn't know the name of he calls  it drab; so when a miner strikes a  rock that is too much for him he  usually calls it porphry and lers it go  at that, says the Mining and Scientific  Press. Such "porphry" is in most in  stances simply country rock or dikes  altered by hot water, which took out  some elements and replaced them by  others. It is considered a good sign  of permanence, because it. indicates  that there was sufficient mineral  action continued over a long period to  produce a permanent ledge.  It is hardly the square thing to  take advantage of a man when he is  down, even in politics. But when the  four Opposition members of Victoria  resigned their seats the Semlin-Martin  government could hardly be expected to hurry along the day of rc-elec  tion, especially ilthev were in doubt  as to the results. If we are to judge  from the action of the Turner government in the Cassiar bi elections, they  would have done the same thing with  Mr. Martin and his adherents if they  were smart enough and had the opportunity. It seems to be a case of  dog eat dog and just now Mr. Martin  is on top.  It is reported from Victoria that  Mr. Helmcken, member for that city  in the Legislature, has taken steps to  bring to an issue the matter of. the  suggested repeal of the act relating  to oriental labor in consequence of the j  protest of the Emperor of Japan.    He j  has given notice of a resolution recit- \  ing the representations  made from j  Ottawa on the subject,   and  adding :  "Therefore be it resolved,   That as  the said act is conceived to be in the  best interests of this Province, this  House is not prepared to pass an act  to repeal the same."   This may not  please   the genteel  Chinese,   but it  gives to every loyal British Colum  bian greater confidence in our legislators, j   A despatch from Victoria states  that Hon. Joseph Martin, at a big  Government public meeting held  there, devoted himself largely to the  placer bill, and defied Ottawa to disallow it. He said if it was disallowed  he would pass it again, and again till  Ottawa yielded and let British Columbia manage its own affairs. Such  desperate earnestness is worthy of a  nobler cause. Just now, when the  political pot is boiling, it is natural  that the Government and Opposition  speakers of Victoria should spring  these patriotic-like utterances upon  their audiences, and Mr. Martin had  to go Mr. Helmcken one better. Mr.  Helmcken is the Opposition member  for Victoria, and he promised his  audience that he would introduce a  resolution to the effect that British  Columbia would not repeal the  Chinese-Japanese labor act. Mr.  Martin, as.leader of the Government,  had to do better than this, and boldly  defined the Ottawa Government-.. We  hope the Government at Ottawa will  consider calmly its.c-urse ; and when  it thinks of dictating to British Columbia in the future it will first communicate  with Messrs. Martin etnl.  TIPS"    TO   .FBIKKDS.  HE'S '��� WOHSK   THAN    LOST.  The insincerity of Mr. Hewitt Bos-  stock on the question of the establishment ot a Canadian mint, was  flagrantly shown in his few remarks  on the subject last Thursday night.  It would be interesting to know if  every member of the Laurier Government is as little interested in the  question as Mr. Bostock evidently is.  If so the precious metals in our  mountains would lav there for ages,  and the mining industry of Canada  would decay and fall to pieces for the  want of a mint before they would  seek to have it established.  Such poppycock as Mr. Bostock  save utterance to Thursday night is  unworthy of a man in his position.  He stated, in effect, that he "believed it would'bo' advisable, and he  believed his Government believed it  would be advisable, that a branch of  the London mint should be established in one ot the cities of the coast, to  take the gold brought down from the  Klondike by the miners and have it  there coined into regular English  crowns, which might have a distinguishing mark upon them, and with  which Canada could pay her trade  balances with other countries."  He never mentioned the advisabil-  itv of coining silver until his attention  was called to it by a party in the  audience, and then his reference was  of such a half-hearted, timid style,  that it stamped his whole reference  to the question of a mint as coming  from a man who was totally unprepared to speak upon the question, and  only talked upon it because he could  not well avoid it.  The Ledge was pleased to see Mr.  Bostock: pleased to know that he  had found himself; but it hopes that  the next time he is lost he will stay  lost. And notice is hereby given  that this paper, will not put in these  columns again, free of charge, lost  advertisements for the Honorable  Mister Hewitt Bostock. Little as it  is the cost is too great lor the returns.  Let Mr. Bostock understand this:  When a mint is established in Can  ada. it will not be an ncqemmodation  affair for the Klondike miners and  the gold bugs of England. It will  be a mint for the coinage of gold and  silver, independent of the bank note  manipulators and of every country  but our own, with such coinage laws  as will make the money coined con  form to the money ratios of the world  and limited only to the law of supply  and demand. There was never a  stage in the world's history when  the demand for standard metal  money was met and supplied, and  there will never be a stage in the  history of Canada when one or a  dozen mints will be able to coin  more standard Canadian gold and  silver dollars than the world will  know what to do with. It would,  indeed, require the services of two  ordinary mints to supply the demand  for coin for domestic purposes alone.  F. Pyman has again commenced to do  business in New Denver. Bring your  watches to him when they are out of  order.  He is a wise man who r.eyer gives  a "tip" to a friend, says the London  Mining World. It saves much unpleasantness. Many a friendship lasting for years has been marred by a  "tip." Those who used to walk arm  inarm and take sweet counsel together now stand apart like hairs on  the back of an electrified cat. As  the old song says, "They meet as  strangers now.' Worse than that,  they meet almost as enemies. The  one who has received the "tip"���by  which, of course, we are assuming he  has lost money���regards his quondam  friend with a scowl. In an omnibus  they take remote seats. As the train  approaches the platform the one will  be seen getting into one carriage and  the other into another. A meeting  in a restaurant is in the nature of a  contretemps, and in the corridor of a  theatre it is astonishing to what pitch  of perfection the art ot looking the  other way can be carried. They  used to visit each other's houses, but  that has long since ceased. Mrs.  Jones has become embroiled in the  hostilities, and it would take a good  deal to persuade, her to speak to Mrs.  Smith. Mrs. Smith, on the other  hand, tosses her head contemptuously  if she meets Mrs. Jones, and it goes  to a higher altitude should she at the  same, time be wearing her latest bonnet. Now ' what has produced all  this unpleasantness'" A "tip"���and  yet if the motives of the individual  who gave it were fathomed to their.  deepest depths it would be found that  the sole desire that animated the per  son who gave it was to do his friend  a good turn. In all probability at  the very time he advised his friend  to buy he fought, himself, and, therefore, stands in the position of a mutual  sufferer. But this counts for nothing  to his friend, to whom the cardinal  feet is that he has lost money, and  that he would not have lost it if it had  not been for his friend's "tip." Of  course if the "tip" had gone the other  way, and realized what was predicted of it, the friendship would not  have been disturbed. Mr. Jones and  Mr. Smith would still be walking  arm in arm, and the partners of their  bosoms would still have been regarding each other with complacent  smiles. But here another peculiar  phase in our poor fallen nature asserts  itself. If. the "tip" is successful,Jih/e  one who benefits by it does not think  anything like so much of the kindness of his friend in giving it,.as he  does of his own cleverness in taking  it. He tells the story of his success  far and wide, and after a time the  intervention of his friend in the matter is obliterated, and one would never  think, hearing the story, that the  friend had anything to do with it.  It is very much like the guides at  Waterloo. If they have a French  party of tourists, the great hero of the  occasion is Napoleon, and one would  fancy that Wellington was somewhere  else on that occasion. When these  same guides describe the battle to  an English audience, Napoleon is  relegated in the background, and  Wellington appears in all the glory  of victory. It, therefore, comes to  this, with "tips" given to friends,  that if they lose their money you are  exposed to their upbraidings, and if  they make money you get no credit,  but the result is generally attributed  to your friend's own cleverness. The  wise man is he, probably, who never  gives a "tip'' at all.  FRENCH  .HUEtlNG.  The practice of duelling is on the decline in France, the. country which has  been peculiarly its home. It grows  more ridiculous year by year, and those  who engaged in it became more and  more a laughing-stock. Perhaps the  sense of humor has had more to do with  the decline of duelling in France than  the sense of true, honor and decency.  Not long ago a journalist of Paris, who  had bv'some criticism offended a politician, received from him the following  letter :  Sir.���One does not sen'1 a challenge  to a bandit of your species ; one simply  administers a cuff on the ears. Therefore I hereby cuff both your ears. Be  grateful to me for not having recourse,  to weapons     Yours trulv.   I'lie journalist answered :  My dear sir and adversary,���! thank  vou according to your wish, for having  sent me cuffs by mail, instead of slaugh  tering- me with weapons Cuffed by  iiL-iilTl respond by despatching you by  mail six bullets in the head I kill you  bv letter Please consider yourself  dead from the lirst line of this epistle.  With a respectful salutation to your  corpse, I am, Yours very truly, .  'I he. publication of this correspondence nearly overwhelmed the politician  with ridicule.  A certain notary who was highly  esteemed helped, during the reign of  Napoleon III , to throw some ridicule  on the. duel. Meeting Marshall Vailiant,  a somewhat inflated soldi-w and futie-  tiouarv, in a public place, he achieved  the distinction of offending that personage in some way. On (he same day he  was called upon by a young man whom  he did not know, who challenged him  to fight a duel.  ������*   ���.  Bank of Montreal.-  ���','���'.'������ Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     981,328; 04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona aod Mount Rojtal, G.C.M.G. President.  \ Hon. G-. A. Drummond, Vice President,  1 .IS, Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  f  pm^YOB^ap  "But I do not understand," said the  notary. "Are vou the principal in this  affair"?".  "I am," said the young man.  "But how have I offened you''"  "You have not offended me personally ; I am the aide-de-camp of Marshal  Vailiant."  ''Oh, I see! Precisely. It is beneath  the marshal's dignity to fi<>iit me. It is  beneatlr mine.to light you. I will send  one of my clerks to light you !"  it is needless to say that this delegated duel never took place.  The tallest sky-scraper in New York is  the Park Row building of;29 stories,  which towers 21)0 feet above the pavement. It will accommodate the floating  population of a full-sized country town.  It contains HpO separate offices, most of  which are of generous proportions, and  suitable to convene four persons in each  office. It is reasonable to assume that  at a given hour there will be in the  building one visitor for each person employed. This would make a total of  8,000 persons at almost any period of the  day. It is estimated that 25,000 persons,  tfii'a'n average, will enter the building on  every working day of the year. Yet this  wonderful building is built on LLe sand.  The foundation was driven full of piles,  and these covered with cement and  granite support the enormous weight of  51,000 tons. From the botton of the  foundation to the top of the flag-pole is  a distance of 501 feet.  We do what we advertise to do.  Time was when we  had ample , time to tell  you what we had in our  line to interest you and  Iielp to make your home  happy. We haven't now.  Are pushed for time, but  you will always find us  ready to show you what  you want, and we can  make prices to suit your  purse. What are yon  going to add to your  home comfort this spring?  r'  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Furniture Dealers aii<l Kopairers  Denver's     Undertakers and Kinlmlnicis.  X. B.���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Embalmer doing business in the Sloean.  F. E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Piute and Bridge work.  Office. Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  I have been appointed  agent for the Leth-  bridge Coal Co., and  will sell their products  at  reasonable   prices.  SANDON.  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables,   General  Dray ing;.    Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  li/ a  MT"Cr^     Industrious     men    of  W A IN   I   EL U character to travel and  appoint, siirents.   Salary and expenses paid.  Hxadlkv-G-akhktson Co., Limitkd, Toronto.  (.-. S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  .MIXING INTKKKSTK BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  BilSSSSBSEaBI  EEj^SSHE  OTEL SANDON,  vf\      V?v      VA      "7l\      -Tft  Sandon, B.C.  TpJ-HS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in i  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Hasample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are largo \  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market    v..  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buekie3\ Prop.  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant plneo to slop at when in  Si .can-City.  GETHING- & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  W. S. DuEWity  Kaslo. B.C.  ��� H. T.TwiGG  New Denver,B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  itSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  D  R. A.S. MARS ',,~L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  G  "W'LLIM & JOHNSON.  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Sloean City,  Provides Ladies or  Gentlemen with  F. LoCASTO, Tfi fx  "������������;��      111C  Hair  not    Cutter  ��� j  or Cold ^  BatllS Everything First-Class    ;  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Etc.  Newmarket Block,  New Denver.  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and:ap-  point agents.   Salary and expenses paid.  BRADLEY-GA.RRETSON COMPANY.Limited  Toronto.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  Fifty=two  Weeks with  f^V ^     jf A   fascinating study of the  ��  Yf\fM International Sunday School  KJL ^Lfi'LS. Lessons for 18!)9, now renov.  No Christian., ospeciall ��� ':-.  Clergyman or Teacher.sh : 1  he without it. Beautiiuny  bound in cloth of two colors,  with stiff boards. Priee.onljr  35 cents. Strongly recommended by leading Clergymen, un sale by all booksellers .or sent postpaid on the  BRADLEY-GARRETSOtf CO.. Limited,  Publishers,  Toronto Canada.  J-JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London. Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported  on  /or  in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical   Lal;)ratory.  Bellc-  vuc. ave. New Denver, B C.  j\[�� L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B  ���B  Solicitor,  Sandon, B. C.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  I  ?     G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. "Weaver  ., Iclell k ftT  Insurance  ^General (Jommissson  Agents.  NKW DBNVJSR. B. O.  J. C. HARIRI:  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Hay and Grain for Sale.    Ice Houses  Filled.  Livery and  Bait Stables. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 2, 1899.  MINING   RECORDS  Jhe following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  a$ follows :���  LOCATIONS.  Jan 26���Royal City, re-location of the Guelph,  Four Mile J E Barrett  Royal City Fraction, Four Mile, Dan Brandon.  CERTIFICATE OF  IMPROVEMENTS.  Jan 21���Jo Jo, to A L Davenport and Wm  Hunter.  Jan 25���Prescott and Preseott Fraction, to  Prescott Mining Co, Ltd.  ASSKSSMBNTS.  ' Jan 23���Work on Prescott allowed on Prescott  Traction.  TRANSFERS.  Jan 20���Nicklet J, Wm Wallmsley to Wm  Murray, Jan 18.  Jan 24���MazeppaJ. F J Finucane to Scottish  Colonial Gold Fields, Ltd, Jan 12.  Ashursti Beacon, i to each, A M Sandiford to  Edward Stewart, A E Fauquier and Chas S Rash-  dall, Oct 22.  Forget Me Not, J to each. W H Sandiford to  aame, Oct 22. ..,      ' ���  Old Town, \ to each, W H Sandiford, for The  Northwest Mining Syndicate to same, Oct 22.  Jan 24���Frisco J, L F Holtzand A S Williamson to Evan F Lloyd. June 11.  Jan 25���Power of Attorney. J Colter to Wm  Thomlinson, Jan 17. ���  Yukon .2/5. P J Hiekey to W H Yawkey,Dec 10.  Jan 26���Kitchner 1/2, same to same. Dec 10.  Nicola Osbom .Tremont, J in each, Conrad Bill  to Pat Burns, SI,685, mortgage, Jan 23.  Jan 27���Trenton, Last Chance, No 2, Jas Cran  toGeoKidd.Septa.. ���  ' ,  Northern Bell 1/20,W A Hendry to E F Murphy,  *100, Feb 18* '98.  Jan 30���Ashland 1 Sam Gentzberger to H E  Langis, Jan 4. '���',''  Minnie 1/5, C H Brindle to Sam J Colter. Jan 28.  Frisco J, JJougald McMillan to Frank L Byron,  Jan 20. ,   r  Fnsco 1/6, F L Byron to E F Lloyd, Jau 30.  Glencoei, John W Lowes to Hugh MeRae,  Dec 29. .  St-OCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  alone among- the nations of the world  have viewed with active sympathy  the prospect of the entrance of the  United States upon a more active part  in the politics of the world, feeling- as  we do, that the aims and objects which  will animate the future of the United  States will not be dissimilar to our own;  that the interests of the United States  will mainly, if not wholly,coincide with  ours and those of our colonies, and that  the sympathy so deeply felt and so  strongly expressed on "bur part has  made this responsibility equally felt on  the other side of the" Atlantic. It is  safe to say that at no period within our  recollection have our relations with the  United States been more friendly than  at the present moment."  vixi.  LOCATIONS.  Nov 22���Tamarack No 2 Fraction, C M Oeth-  ing.     (,  Nov 28���Soudan Fraction, Frank Dick.  Nov 28���Silver Bell, T Benton and T Mulvey.  Nov 30���Minerva Fraction, Ben Robertson.  Dec 10���Dodworth, Sam Whittaker.  Dec 27���Carson, Dan Hanlon.  ASSESSMENTS.  Nov,25���Scorpion.  Dec 31���Southern Chief.  Jan 3��� Creole.  CERTIFICATE  OF   IMPROVEMENTS  Due 27���Quebec.  Dec 30���Morning Star No 7.  Jan 6���Hope Vo a.  JAN 11���Crown  Point No 6 :  Arlington.  Jan 19���Nancy Hanks.  TRANSFERS.  tL"Nov 12���Snow Flake, J to each, S W Kyte to J  E Brouse and 0 H Absrcrombie.  Nov 16���Rocky Fraction, 1, W H Crawford to  Honry Stege.  Same i, same to Chas Faas.  Nov 21���Superior 1/6. and Kilo Fraction i, Wm  Harris to J J Moore, *300.  Two Dutchmen, John MacQulllan to John T  Carroll.  Nov 23���Tamarack.No 2, Falls View No 2 and  Tamarac No 2 Fraction, option, Henderson,  Gething and Fielding to F M Chadbourn, ��15.000.  Black irrince, 3,lC Reldlinger to Max Heckman.  I have lived and I have loved;  I have waked and I have slept;  I have sun? and I have danced ;  I have smiled and I have wept:  .  I have won and wasted treasure;  I have had my fill of pleasure;  And all these things were weariness.  And all of them were dreariness.  And all of there things���but two things  Were emptiness and pain -,  And Love���it was the best of them :  And Sleep���worth all the rest of them.  ���Sidnev  Bulletin.  Nelson No 5 and  , N F McNaught and James  Mc-  J Robertson and Julius Wolff.  R C Graham to James  Superior A  Naught to H  Nov 29���Golden West i  H Wallace.  Climax No 3,R C Graham withdraws any;claira.  ���'~*w 130���Crescent },   Jame3  Livingstone   to  jnlinaon and Kerr,  ic 15���Dutchmen }, M E Rammelmeyer to  lomas Goffey.  Dec 16���Morning Star No 7, W A Campbell to  JPMcCrae.  Lousan, same to same.  Pulaski, same to same.  Little Montana, same to same.  Barnett, same to same.  Dec 22���P A, Martin Maurerto N S Tucker.  Dec 28���Earl, King an.d Skyjoski, F C Wells to.  Paul Hauck.  Dec 20���Great. Northern 1/11, Great Western  1/12, Grand Trunk 1/12, Northern Pacilic 1/6, and  Lone Pine 1/12, Wm Stubbs to A RBolderton.  Dec SO���Silver Leaf, agreement, Tucker, Long,  Thompson and Maurer to A C Behne.  Jan 5���Ottawa No 5 1/32, Hoffman to Dyer  Meteor.  Jan 0���P D i, M Cameron  to M B Merritt,$50.  Jan 12���Free Gold Fractioni, J F Rielly to  Peter Deselle, $100.  Woodtick J, and Sabbath \, D G McCuaig to  Robt Cunning.rrjoO.  Jan 13���Get There Eli group,lease, Harrington  and Cummings to Gillespie and Noonan.  Jan 18���Broken Hill i, A Mc Williams to J E  Skinner.   AINSWORTH    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Jas 17���Northern. W M Hennesy ; Lake View,  J M Webster.  Jan 20- Schroeder, Alex Linroth.  Jan 54���Peoria, Luke Swet/.er, transferred from  New Denver.  ASSESSMENTS.  Jan 12���Bonanza, O K, C & S, !)8.  Jan 16���Creseoe.  Jan 17���Sunrise, Morning Star, JProntenue,  Andrew Jay, Utiea.  Jan 20���1 X L, Porcupine, Lancashire, Cymro,  2 years each.  Jan 25���Albion.  transfers.  ���Tan 14���Monte Carlo, International, Fraction  Fraction, N S Fractional, North Slope, South  Slope, Caribou, E"emng iRtar, Northern Light,  i, OF Caldwell to D M Llnnaird.  Jan 17���Little Giant. 3, W Brannan to J M  Martin, Win Hennesy, Mary Hennesy.  Great Strike .\, J M Martin to Wm Brannan,  Wm Hennesy, Mary Hennesy.  Jan 18���Eiui Claire J, Win Brannan to J M  Martin, VV Hennesy. Mary Hennesy.  Little Giant }. J M Martin to W Hennesy.Mary  Hennesy. Wm Brannan.  Great. Strike i, tiame to same.  Jam U���Native Silver, B M I, Now Chum,  Vernon, Hill Top, liird and Noble Friend, i, 0  Bostrum to J P Miller.  JAN 21���Climax >, A 0 Moors to Fred Coyle.  .!a.v 2-i���B.jll \,.i M Martin to John Bell.  Dominos In a Lion's Case.  A game of dominos in a lion's cage  was the novelty recently offered to the  bewildered gaze of the visitors to a  menagerie. The players were the  "tamer" and a worthy citizen who, on  the strength of a bet, had entered the  habitation of the king of beasts. Seated  quietly at a table which had been  brought in for the purpose, the pair got  on very well for a time, the lion watching their movements apparently with  intelligent attention. He seemed, however, to arrive at the conclusion that  the game was a poor business, after all,  for instead of allowing the two men to  finish it in pea?e he suddenly made a  dash at the table and sent it spinning  with the dominos in wild confusion  into the air, much to the horror of the  onlookers, who feared that a shocking  catastrophe was impending.  The amateur, however, was not slow  in taking the hint. On the contrary, he  -lost not a moment in bolting out of the  ca^e, aud the relief was general when  he succeeded in putting the bars between himself and thedemolisherof the  table. The lion appeared to be a very  magnanimous creature, for during the  next performance he allowed a friend  of the fugitive domino player to pay  him a visit and actually condescended  to accept from him a piece of meat presented as a propitiatory offering. As,  after doing justice to the morsel, he began to regard the intruder with wistful  eyes, aud by other signs and tokens tc  manifest an inclination to make a closei  acquaintance with him, the taznei  promptly intervened and another strategic movement to the rear was executed,  fortunately with success.���Paris Letts;  in Chicago Chronicle.  Everything  ^-First=class  When I buy from the  manufacturers Staple  and Fancy Groceries  1 make it a point to  get the very best in  all lines, My stock  of Cured Meats is the  best in the market;  Bams, sweet and juky  as can be louc;!- ;  Bacon that, is eve il>  otripped with '-.il: i .  lean an J jurt bi j the  finest taste  Sixth Yeajj  Store for the best  obtainable in the  Haberdasher line.  Our stock of... .  Gents' Furnishing  Goods is not behind that of the  big city stores.. .  Ladies' Footwear  as dainty as the  daintiest and as  serviceable as the  best.   Mailorders.  Nelson, B. C, January, 1899  Copper Ore  Dry Ore  Lead Ore  Purchased and payment made as soon  after the receipt of ore as samples can be  assayed.  Quotations given upon the receipt of  samples.  The Hall Mines, Limited  ��i��. ...NELSON.  E. R�� Atherton Co.  Sandon  Ltd.  Hunter Bros  6  REVELSTOKE,  Headquarters for mining:  men. Everything first-  class.     Rates, $2 a day.  J. V. PERKS,  Proprietor.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Daisy,   .Eastern,   Hampton,   Victory and  Clarence Mineral Claims. .  Jas. M. Patterson  &   Co.  Dealers in  Are selling the choicest  Staple & Fancy Groceries  that can be obtained anywhere. Mail your orders  if yon can't visit our store.  SANDON��� ��� ROSSLAND  The Youthful Kaiser and Mr. Frith.  Although Professor Knac-kfuss is usually credited -with assisting the kaisei  in the production of his surprising pictures, the German monarch owes his  earliest introduction to the mysteries  of art to an English painter. The first  time the kaiser handled a brush was at  Windsor, when Mr. Frith was painting  the picture of the Prince of Wales' marriage for the queen. All the royal per-  6o:juito?s gave sittings to the artist, and  v-he kaiser, then a little 4-year-old  prince, spent several mornings in the  room where the picture, was being painted. To keep the child quiet, Mr. Frith  gave him some paints and brushes and  allowed him to dabble on one of the  unfinished corners of the canvas.  As the natural result of this very injudicious proceeding the prince's face  wus in a veiy few minutes covered with  srreaks of green, blue and vermilion.  The sight of his smeared face terrified  his governess, who begged the artist to  remove the colors, and Mr. Frith, armed with rags and turpentine, had nearly  completed his task when the pungent  spirit found its way into a scratch upon  the child's cheek. The future kaiser  screamed with pain, assaulted the eminent painter with his fists, aud hid himself under a large table, where he yelled  until he was tired. Mr. Frith declares in his "Reminiscences" that the  !!.;le prince showed a most unforgiving  >���::': it a:.d revenged himself afterward  I'v sirfinj; so badly that the paintei  nuliil rtJtoirether tc produce a satisfactory ii l:i-'m.-<<. ���London Chronicle.  Situate in the Sloean Mining: Division of West  Kootenay District. "Where located: West  of Howsou Creek, near the Alamo.  TAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry, as agent  for The Scottish Colonial Gold Fields. Ltd.,  F. M. Cert. No. 93325a, and George W. Hughes,  F. M. Cert; No. 64975, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apply to. the Mining Recorder  for certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 26th day of January, 1899.  J26 W. S. DREWRY.  l,ot 8886���Gladstone Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of W est  Kootenay District.   Where located: About  Ave miles east of McGuigan Station of the  Kaslo and Slocan Railway, adjoining the  Cariboc Mineral claim of the Rambler and  CarlbopCon.  Gold and Silver Mining Corn1  pany.  fPAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer, as  1    agent for Edward Mahon,  F. M.  C. No  94537, and A. W. Siegle. F. M. C. No.4052A, intend,  sixty davs from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Orown.grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 26th day of January, 1899.  Stationery  and a complete line, of  Optical  Goods  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOOAN CITY, B.C.  Eyes tested, and glasses  fitted for any vision  ��� Whitewater, B.C.  DR. MILLOY,  #  KXTItKHBI.Y     I<'K1 KXDLV  Tim   Dnfti!   of   Devonshire   Talk*   on   I he  A ii(>'Io-Sitvon    Alliance.  At tiie Jinipial banquet; of the. Birmingham Chamber of Commerce the  Duke of Devonshire, lord president of  the council of ministers, said it would j  be safe to prophesy that the forthcoming!  speech from the throne at the opening  of parliament would announce that the  relations of the i-^ueen and all foreign  countries continue favorable.  ���'I think." said his i>-race. -'that if the  traditions  of etiquette at  the   foreign  Beefing: th* Washing.  "Christmas!" said the old salt as ho  looked out of the back window of the tenement he inhabits ashore at the washing  flapping on the pulley line in a heavy gale,  "Why don't you reef 'em?"  And when Mrs. Salt had the next liiie-  ful ready, he hung them out. He folded  everything double before putting it over  the line, so that everything was close reefed, so to speak, but in that wind the things  dried quick! enough so folded, and tbuy  were far less likely to be corn or blown  away���Now York Sun.  Foil Salk.���The following goods: <i00  feet 14 and 1(5 inch riveted pipe, new:  2 elbows, 1. tap, 7 short piece?; will stand  a pressure of H.20-foot head. One H-foot  Pelton wheel as good as new with some  extra buckets, new journals, etc. All  in complete order. Outfit can he seen  at my mill across the lake from New  Denver. Cost me, freight, duty and  goods, $],'.',oQ. Wheel cost new $1,20!),  f.o.b. factory. I will sell outfit for $1,'2W  cash. S. M. Wharto.v, East Spokane,  Wash., or care The Ledge.  Conder, Sultana,  Iron Mask, Iron Mask  Fraction   and  .Baltimore Fraction  Mineral   Claims.  Situate in the Slocmi MiniiiR: Division of West  Kootenay   District.      Where  located:   On  Four Mile Creek.  fAKE NOTICE that I.Herbert T.Twigtf .aRuut  L    for   the   North-West    Mining    Syndicate.  Limited, i��. M. Cert.   No. 32070 A,  Charles A;  Rashdall, F. M.  Cert.  No. lOit'S   A., Arnold E.  Fauquier, F. M. Cert. No. i)737 A, and  Edward  Stewart F. M. Cert. No. 33364  A   intend, sixty  days  from   the   date   hereof   to   apply  to  the  Minhifr  Recorder   for certificates  oi   improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of each of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of Dccen.ber.1808.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Sloean Sovereign 3Iineral Ciaiin.  Situated in the Slocan Mininc Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  One-half mile north of Cody.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigs.  L agent for the Slocan Mines Exploration and  Development. Company, Limited, F. M. Cert.  No. 13000 A., intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under See.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of December. 18!)8.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Continental   Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.      Where  located: at  the head of Twin Lakes Basin, adjoining the  Idaho, Morning, Ivy Leaf and Mazeppa mineral claims.  TAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewry, acting as agent for the Scottish Colonial Gold  Fields, limited, free miner's certificate No. 33325A,  and George W. Hughes, free miner's certificate  N'o.   G4!)7/),   intend, sixty  days  from   the   date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements,  tor the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under j  section 37. must be commenced before the |  issuance of such certificate of Improvements. I  Dated   this 17th day of November, 18!iK. |  W. S. DUE WRY.  ���DENTIST.  ,;   Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  FREDJ.SQXJIEE  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings alwavs on hand.  fi. H, Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is preparcd^to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. 1'.  Ry agent, or���  G. B. GARRETT.  C. P. R. Agent. New Denver.  WM. STITT, Sen. S. S. Agt.. Winnipeg'  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Large  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern!  convenience.   Special protect  tion against fire.  Rates $2.50!  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms  promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -       -     * - Proprietor.  Nakusp,  comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN    GOETTSCHE,  XEWC'DENVER.  Sliuuia,  Kiishford, (reiicrui Slici  and  Snowstorm   Fraction  Mliu-ral Claims.  id an.  T  NOTICE,  W  K THK rXDKR*jr;NrK'l   heivi.y give nr.iicr  thai the partnership heretofore cxistinir lie-  ! tween us, under the style or linn of Stege & Avi-  ! son. as linfe' keepers at   the X..\v;narUet lintel, at  } N'ew Denver. li '(.'.. !i,i~ this i\-.\y   lieen dissolved  ...    r by niutual consent.  po.SSlhTuj.    All jiceounts due tu   the  Int.'   linn   of *tege'&  that this narticiilar paragraph mi'_r/ht !)<��� | Avison um=t h,- paid forthwith to Henry stege,  couched iiistronsroi- laii��-na��-c;.    1 niiffht | ^$4���%���%^..!? "'" ""' lHt,; lin" "'"  1      '      ' ' hknrystf.(;k  office   lK'.nnittod, it  would  he  i<$'ua,!r<  safely say that our relations have improved with the L'nited States���not out-  nearest neighbor, but the nation to  which, despite jreoyraphica] situation,  we are nearest in kinship. We. have  come to feel that the cause <>( friendship  and common sentiment equally with  the cause of common interest bind as  to a common  policy in  the world.    We  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: I'art  of the K. K. I.ee group, near KannVni.  A'KE NOTICE ihat f. George Alexander, free  miners' certificate No. 7-1,''0 1. intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certilioatc of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown ]  grant: of the above claims. j  And further take notice that action under sec-1  tion ."7 must he commenced hefore the issuance 1  of such certificate of improvements. j  Dated this .'With day of September. LSiiS j  nvl7 G. ALEXANDER,    j  Nancv  Hanks No.  Mineral Claim.  You Can  ima3eTi\erf  "RlTyq-S-  ave  By selecting* vou  T  Wit 1  s: C'liAio.KS :  1     Dated, .luriiuirv -j-i. is!*).  THOMAS AV1SUX.  Rasijii,u.i..  Xotnrv Public.  AGENTS  I   ain   just   starting the   . _     hesi    tiling    for    money  making you have seen for many .1 day. Your  name and address will bring the gol/len information. 'I'. II.  I.IXKC.'>TT. Toronto.  Siiua'.e  in   the Slocan City Mining Division   of i  West Kootenay District.   Where located:   On  north slope of Springer ('reek, ahout 2h miles  om Sir.can Lake.  \A.KE NOTICE that I, Alfred   Driscoll. acting  s agent for II. E. Grav. s. F. M. C. No. SKiiA.  I Kate Scott. F.M..C. No. -Jl.'3rt7. W. B. Dentiison, F.  ; M. C. No. r,](iA. and Frederick Rowbott.om. F. Al.  O. No.  li-.'iiA.  intend, sixty  days  from  the date  hereof,     to    apply     to     the      Alining    .Recorder for  a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining  a crown grani of the  above claim. -���������'..���  And further take notice that action under sec;  tion 37 must be commenced hefore 'the issuance  or such certificate of improvements, "���-������ ������������-     ,  I >ated this 21st da v of October. ISSJs. oc27  BROOCHES  PENDANTS  NECKLACES  BRACELETS  RINGS  Set vath I HnmuTKl.;  Emeralds. Opals. Pearls,    j  Rubles and < )Hvines..___i�����*ax:  From  the  immense  stock  of Watches  in Solid  G-old, Gold Filled, or Si1 ver Oases, in all sizes  from   the   smallest  in   Lady's  to   those  suitable for the most severe work.  There is nothing in British  Jewelery and Silverware.  r'T'Fverythintr in clocks for either Office, Hall,  Mantle or .Bedroom.  Oolumbia as, good  in  The  WclI-Knovi-ii  ;ui<l  l!;-[i:< !>!<���   Meridcn   liriiannia   ((ollow-warf ami  lii'17   !{ofjcrs  iJros.   Knives,   I'-orks and  Sjioohs. Goods  bought  in  [J.iis store  will   be  KNIilt.AVKI)   I'UKE, Orders    bv   mail   pcouiiitlv  JACOB DOVER, Nelson, B. C. '  ttcira��>d t��>.  BOHBi  ���UBS

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